Mahindra's North American plant joins pandemic-fighting mission

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 15 Apr 2020


The Mahindra Group is marshaling its resources and people to help fight the Covid-19 pandemic, both nationally and internationally. The Group's manufacturing operation in the USA, Mahindra Automotive North America (MANA) has announced a series of actions it is planning and executing from its Auburn Hills, Michigan headquarters and manufacturing facility. These include plans by the re-tooling manufacturing facility to produce an aerosol box with innovative ease-of-use design.

The plant also plans to roll out face shields and masks to local frontline healthcare workers and first responders. This is in continuation of the measures undertaken by several of Mahindra’s plants in India. The Auburn Hills plant is also going ahead with identifying additional products through direct coordination between the State of Michigan and National Association of Manufacturers.

Meanwhile, a Mahindra food truck will distribute free meals to Oakland County healthcare workers and first-responders. MANA is also launching the ‘Roxor Delivers’ program that supports Roxor dealers across the country who have had to close due to state mandates and consumers who are unable or unwilling to leave their homes. The program will deliver Roxors right to consumers' doors limiting social interaction.

Rick Haas, president and CEO, Mahindra Automotive North America said, "MANA's Michigan employees have taken an all-hands-on-deck approach to the Covid-19 fight. We have a company full of people who love to design and make things and they're not people who like to stand on the sidelines. We have ideas coming in from across the company and we're looking hard at all of them."

MANA has announced that it will continue to work closely with the State of Michigan, its Congressional Delegation, National Association of Manufacturers, Michigan Manufacturer's Association, Oakland County and others to continually evaluate what it can do to contribute to the COVID-19 fight.

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